Advocacy

Warning labels on alcohol containers are highly deficient , new research shows. Current health warning labels on alcohol beverage containers in New Zealand are highly deficient, new research from the University of Otago, Wellington shows. The researchers suggest that current voluntary labelling has not worked in New...

Former Olympic rower Eric Murray shouldn't have featured in beer advertisements because he's a 'hero of the young', the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has decided. The ASA ordered the The Brewers Association to remove Murray from its Beer the Beautiful Truth ad campaign in a decision made...

Public health and the food and drinks industry: The governance and ethics of interaction. Lessons from research, policy and practice This publication aims: To increase awareness and understanding of the ethical challenges that may arise from public-private interactions for the prevention of nutrition-related NCDs across research,...

Some people are missing out despite more jobs and GDP rising: ‘The full impact is seen in a “frightening” rise in the number of families falling into food poverty. After five years of almost unchanged demand the number of families seeking food parcels from The...

The New Zealand Beverage Guidance Panel has written a  Policy Brief: A Sugary Drink Tax for New Zealand This document provides: The rationale why a sugary drink tax is an important component of any strategy to address childhood obesity, adult obesity and dental caries. An outline of...

Childhood obesity is reaching alarming proportions in many countries and poses an urgent and serious challenge. The Sustainable Development Goals, set by the United Nations in 2015, identify prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases as core priorities. Among the noncommunicable disease risk factors, obesity is...